Psystar Exposed


Psystar isn’t playing to nice with their customers so Gizmodo decided to send some of their people to investigate. Things seem to be a little fishy, like changing your address not one time but three times hmm.

We will see if this thing is real or not when people buy these and we will see what Apple has to say about this.


OSx86 Project, is disappointed by Psystar

Well Guess what, the wannabe mac makers Psystar, has more than one licensing issue with the Open Computer. The company didn’t get permissions from developer of the OSx86 Project.Netkas, who developed the EFI emulator Psystar is using, posted up a blog entry yesterday calling Psystar “liars” and has re-released his code under a license that specifically forbids commercial usage. We chatted briefly with Netkas and he told us that not only did Psystar take his code without permission, it’s using other code from the project like the NVInject graphics patch developed by Gotoh, and that he contacted Psystar when he learned about the Open Computer with no results. We also talked to several other members of the OSx86 scene who believe that Apple is tolerant of (and even subtly assisting) their efforts, and are worried that the Psystar flap might end that relationship and bring the hammer down — after all, there’s no Psystar without OSx86.

Who would make commercial use of OSx86, when you weren’t the one who developed it. I used to think this company was great. Not anymore they are liars, they didn’t make any thing from the EFI to NV INJECT and didn’t give permission for this.

Hackintosh Going Commercial?

Well, I have been using a Hackintosh for quite awhile and seems like the company Psystar, they’re going commercial, by having to types of models the Open Computer(used to be named Open Mac) like the Mac Mini and the Open Pro, like the Mac Pro.

Here is what they have to say about their products.

Open Computer: The Smart Alternative to an Apple
Why spend $1999 to get the least expensive Apple computer with a decent video card when you can pay less than a fourth of that for an equivalent sleek and small form-factor desktop with the same hardware. Sometimes reinventing the wheel is a good thing. The Open Computer can work for new Mac users and Mac geniuses, alike.

New to Mac: I Want a Mac
You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get the full OS X Leopard experience. Apple’s Mac Mini is completely stripped and still expensive. Why would you want a stripped-down computer, anyway? You asked for a good and inexpensive computer that can run OS X and we answered with the Open Computer which is
less expensive than even the cheapest Apple computer out now faster than most Apple computers out now
running arguably the best operating system available ready to run out of the box when you purchase it with Leopard included. If you buy Leopard with your Open Computer we’ll install it for free.

Experts and Geniuses: I Want a Hackintosh
This is a great opportunity for the experienced user. With the Open Computer you can run a Vanilla kernel for the genuine Leopard experience get under the hood and really see what makes OS X tick run Mac Pro equivalent hardware at Mac Mini prices develop device drivers and applications specific to OSx86

Prystar Corps: Open Computer (OpenMac)